You may have your favorite restaurants’ numbers or Instagram handles saved, but it’s always a fun idea to go out of your comfort zone and new food. Sadly, a lot of small businesses had to close amid the pandemic, and that’s why you should show some support to those that have powered through it all.
Don’t know where to order from? Luckily, Lunch Boxer PH has dished some tested-and-proven small food businesses that can give big restaurant chains a run for their money:
Apron Girl PH
Sweet treats from @ApronGirlPH. From cookies to pretzels, cakes to brownies, Apron Girl PH will be your go-to supplier for all indulgent desserts. Her snacks range from P250 to P560, meaning you don’t have to go broke to treat yourself.
Homemade comfort food from @TisyasPugon. Nothing beats the warmth and love put into homecooked food. Well, you can enjoy all the yum without having to shop and cook the ingredients with Tisya’s Pugon. Every dish they offer takes like home.
Hermano Cold Brew
Local coffee from @hermanocoldbrew. Take a break from your usual coffee by trying this cold brew proudly roasted and brewed locally. It’s the perfect pair for your merienda favorites.
Pies and pastries from @lulusapplepie. In the mood for some decadent and sweet? Lulu’s Pie offers assorted pies and pastries for you to fall in love with. Their apple pie is a must-try!
Thai food from @thaimangoph. While it may still be unrecommended to travel overseas, you can have yourself a taste of Bangkok by ordering food and drinks for Thai Mango. They even offer bundles for you the entire family (or barkada) to enjoy.
Katsu Sando PH
Japanese sandwiches from @katsusandoph. Ditch your usual PB and J sandwich by going Japanese with Katsu Sando PH. All their sandwiches are under P300, which is a total steal considering they’re authentic.
Ricky D’s Chorizo de Cebu
Chorizo de Cebu and Longannisa from @rickydschorizodecebu. Experience a taste of Cebu while staying grounded in Metro Manila with Ricky D’s Chorizo de Cebu. Their all-day breakfast options will be a total hit among the family.
Giant cookies from @redpastries_. Give your sweet tooth a treat with the first and original giant cookies in the country. You can share them with a friend or family if they’re too big for you.
Patty’s Pot Pies PH
Pot pies from @pattyspotpiesph. Ulam in a pie? Why not, right? Patty’s Pot Pies offers savory and filling pot pies for you to try. They’re good to share, which means the whole family can dive in.
Baked goodies from @payengsdelight. Satisfy your sweet cravings with some baked goodies for Payeng’s Delight. Their Scalloped Potatoes with leave you wanting more.
The struggle may be real, but this 2022, you should treat yourself and support local at the same time by trying out these awesome small food businesses. You might just find your new suki in the process.
Art Daniella Sison